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Monday, April 9, 2012


Each Easter, a prestigious university in this state, hosts an “Easter Egg Hunt” for children. In addition to eggs and candy, there are arts and crafts, fun and games and readings by local children’s authors.

Each year a call goes out to our local members of the Society of Book Writers and Illustrators, inviting authors to submit their picture books to be read at the “Easter Egg Hunt.” The caution however, is that the books “may have no religious connotation.”

Easter. All the secular dictionaries I search, I can find but one meaning:

an annual Christian festival in commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ

As a writer myself, words have specific, almost sacred meanings. How can writers—especially successfully published writers—not recognize this? How can you hold an Easter event yet exclude religion from it?


Alas, any books I write about Easter that become published will go unread at this event. They will be filled—page-by-page; margin-to-margin with my Lord and Savior, Jesus, the Christ.

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for Easter and for giving us ways to celebrate your gift of salvation. Please help us share your gospel with others; please open their eyes and hearts to your gift, so freely given. Amen.

WHAT ABOUT YOU? What was the best part of your Easter?


chris said...

The BEST part of Easter for me is the inspiration that Jesus gave me... I want to live for him!!

From Carols Quill said...

@ Chris - Amen! Let it be so throughout the year!

Terrie said...

Just like the "world" wants to remove "Christ" from Christmas, they want to remove the "resurrection" from Easter. I don't know about you, but I think we have been living in the "days of Noah" for sometime - I keep my eyes looking for our "blessed hope"
Thank you for your love and your encouragement.

From Carols Quill said...

@ Terrie - excellent point. Perhaps all of our days are the "days of Noah" except for that bright Jesus rainbow overhead!